Washington Redskins Open FedExField Locker Room to the Public for Free Prostate Health Screenings

Thursday, September 25, 2008 General News
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Fans given players' access to FedExField after prostate health screenings



WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Men's Health Network:



WHAT: In recognition of September as Prostate Health Awareness Month, the Washington Redskins, GlaxoSmithKline, Men's Health Network, American Urological Association Foundation, and the Prostate Cancer Education Council are carrying out a unique screening event in the locker rooms at FedExField to encourage men to be proactive about their prostate health. Participating men will receive free prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests, digital rectal exams (DRE), and patient information on prostate health in the Redskins locker room. Participants will also be able to tour the stadium and get a "players view" of FedExField.



WHO: Men, ages 40+



WHEN: Saturday, September 27, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.



WHERE: Redskins Locker Room, FedExField, Landover, MD



WHY:

- 50% of men over 50 have an Enlarging Prostate

- Prostate Cancer affects 1 out of every 6 men in the United States

- 186,320 men are estimated to be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2008

- An annual prostate health exam and screening can diagnose both of these serious medical conditions, which if diagnosed early, are more readily treatable



PLEASE NOTE: All attendees are requested to register prior to the event to obtain proper credentials.



SOURCE Men's Health Network


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